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Editorial: Hoffman, Murdock should not be paid during shutdown

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With the Minnesota state government shutdown extended into its second week, and with no real sign of a budget deal on the horizon, news has become increasingly grim.

According to an article in the Washington Post, the shutdown could cost our state's economy about $23 million a week in public and private spending. On top of that, the state's debt was downgraded last week by Fitsch Ratings from AAA to AA+.

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